Friday, March 30, 2012

Book Review- Storybound by Marissa Burt

Time for a great middle grade read, Storybound by Marissa Burt. Published by Harper, it will hit shelves next week on April 3, 2012.

The Story- Welcome to the land of Story, where children are raised to fill a role in literature. Will one become a hero, a villain, a princess, who knows? Twelve year old Una Fairchild is sucked from our world, into theirs, and is immediately thrown into danger.

Una is befriended by a hero in training named Peter. Together, they try to find out how Una was written in to the land of Story and why the Talekeepers are after her. In their quest they discover that the true history of Story has been covered up by the Talekeepers. The only way to save the land is to find the Muses of Story that are believed to be dead. But, to do so, they must face evil and death.

My thoughts- This is a cute story for any middle grader. I don’t know a single kid that hasn’t thought it would be cool to be transported into their favorite storybook. And, the land of Story contains all stories ever written.

The characters are well written, and the author switches point of views between Una and a side character, Snow, to allow the reader inside the world of Story. I liked the mystery of the Muses. I always enjoy a surprise twist where you don’t know what is true and what is false, and the only way to find out is to keep reading.

Do you live in Washington State? Marissa will be signing her book on April 13, 2012 at the Barnes and Noble in the Lynnwood Mall at 7 pm. On April 17th, 12 noon at the Edmonds Bookshop in Edmonds and on April 18th, 4pm at the Village Books in Bellingham.

Come back tomorrow for the one on one interview I did with Marissa.